New Year Holiday closure notice

Posted on 2018.12.29 in News

The Matsumoto Experience Information Center will be closed for the New Year's holiday from December 30th, 2018 through January 4th, 2019. We wish you a very happy and prosperous new …

New Year's Tradition: Nengajo card

Posted on 2018.12.28 in News

The New Year is just around the corner. Oshogatsu, or New Year, is the most important holiday period in Japan. There are still many old customs and traditions that are …

Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition

Posted on 2018.12.14 in News

An exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of Chihiro Iwasaki is being held at the Shinmai Media Garden until Dec 28, 2018. Chihiro Iwasaki was one of the most popular and …

Congratulations Matsumoto Yamaga!

Posted on 2018.11.17 in News

They finally made it!! Matsumoto Yamaga F.C has won the J2 league, the second division of the Japan Professional Soccer League, in the 2018 season and will be automatically promoted …

Kimono style dress

Posted on 2018.11.12 in News

Many people are interested in kimono but feel they are too expensive and difficult to take care of. This may be a solution to the problem. Three women from Iida city, …

Public Viewing

Posted on 2018.11.12 in News

For the first time since its opening in April this year, the Shinmai Media Garden put on a public viewing of a soccer game. A match between the local Matsumoto …

Guess what?

Posted on 2018.11.07 in News

The signage at the Shinmai Media Garden is simple, modern and cute! We'll show you some of them below. Can you guess what each symbol represents? ■ Answers: ①Elevator ②Stairway …

Dosojin statue reading the newspaper

Posted on 2018.11.03 in News

Dosojin are folk deities believed to protect local residents and travelers from evil spirits. They are usually placed on village borders or roadsides. Our neighboring city, Azumino, is famous for …